PFAS Analysis Supplies

PFAS Analysis Supplies

PFAS Analysis Supplies Product Lines:

Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Analysis

This class of compounds is commonly referred to as:

  • Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
  • Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs)
  • Perfluorinated Alkylated Acids (PFAAs)

They include Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) and related compounds.

PFASs are substances that have many manufacturing and industrial applications because they impart useful properties, including fire resistance and oil, stain, grease and water repellency. These chemicals are used in a wide range of industrial applications and the manufacture of consumer goods, and may be found in cleaners, textiles, leather, paper and paints, fire-fighting foams, wire insulation, and other products including:

  • Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) fire-fighting foam used on nearly all DoD sites, fire-fighter training areas, airports, refineries, and industrial facilities around the world
  • Non-stick cookware
  • Stain-resistant carpeting, apparel & upholstery
  • Food packaging
  • Dental floss
  • Microwave popcorn bags
  • Water resistant clothing

PFAS are persistent in the environment, bioaccumulative in wildlife and humans, and are toxic to laboratory animals and wildlife, producing reproductive, developmental, and systemic effects in laboratory tests. Visit the EPA PFAS page for additional information.

Click here to download a copy of EPA Method 537